Eight Limbs of Yoga Studies: TAPAS
As shared in my previous post, the Niyamas represent our inner spiritual practices, made up of five Niyamas: Saucha, Santosha, Tapas, Svadhyaya, & Ishvara Pranidhana.
(Burning Desire | Discipline)
Tapas often translated as burning fire and considered practice dedicated to burning away impurities in the mind & the body through ritual & discipline. Through discipline, we burn clean.
Let's unpack this:
We practice tapas by showing up when it's hard. By practicing the eight limbs of yoga when it would be easier to give up & walk away. Satya (truth & deep listening) supports us in showing up authentically and unapologetically! Satya Post.
Through discipline and consistency, we stoke our burning fire within us... bringing us deeper into our practice.
You may want to spend some time journalling:
✨How do you show up when it is hard?
✨How do you know when it has burned clean?
✨How can you support yourself in creating structure, focus & discipline into your practice.
Open your mouth, stick out your tongue
In the Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School we are dedicated to learning how to show up authentically, consistently & discipline.
♥️ Dr. Melissa Jay
I give thanks to one of my wise teachers, @susannabarkataki, who has an INCREDIBLE new book: Embrace Yoga's Roots.
Your comment will be posted after it is approved.
Leave a Reply.
Dr. Melissa Jay
109-705 10th Street Canmore, AB T1W2A3
We are located beside Communitea Cafe, on the corner of 10th St. and 6th Ave.
Dr. Melissa Jay is an Indigenous, Nehiyaw-Métis member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. We at Canmore Counselling respectfully acknowledges the traditional lands of the Indigenous Peoples (Inuit, First Nations, Métis) of Canada. We are privileged to live on sacred lands and celebrate all of the Indigenous peoples, who live, work, play, and care for these lands. As an act of reconciliation and decolonization, may we work together to answer the TRC's Calls to Action: Truth & Reconciliation Commission Reports and Findings.